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Tomlinson earns ‘driver of year’ honors

VW independent/submitted information

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) recently selected Jim Tomlinson, a driver for Store and Haul Inc. of Van Wert, as one of this year’s team of “drivers of the year.”

“As a recipient of his prestigious award, Mr. Jim Tomlinson joins a very elite group that represent the very best of our 125,000 drivers,” said NATCS Executive Vice President Buster Anderson. “Store and Haul Inc. is very proud of their drivers and should be very proud of themselves as well. It says a lot about a company when they can attract and keep employees of this caliber.”

Shown are (from the left) Store and Haul Inc. Safety Director Jeff Hobson, driver Jim Tomlinson, and company CEO David Rager. photo provided

Tomlinson has driven for Store and Haul Inc. for more than 21 years and has accumulated more than 1.8 million accident-free miles.

Because of COVID-19 concerns, the awards ceremony had to be canceled, but NASTC is looking forward to honoring Tomlinson and the other drivers of the year at its next annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 5.

NASTC represents more than 13,000 trucking companies in the U.S. and Canada that employ more than 125,000 drivers collectively.

POSTED: 02/02/21 at 10:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Business